Monday, March 17, 2014

SDMC to hire agency to grade schools, those with low-grades to go for adoption

SDMC to hire agency to grade schools, those with low-grades to go for adoption

25 August 2013, New Delhi, Siddheshwar Shukla

The corporation has also prepared a draft policy for ‘school adoption scheme’ which has been circulated among the members of the education committee for suggestions.


South Delhi Municipal Corporation is going to hire either a company or expert body to grade its primary schools in terms of infrastructure, faculty and other facilities. The schools that get low grades would be put for adoption scheme.

‘A private body is being engaged for grading of the schools. We will soon float tenders to hire an expert agency for grading,’ said Satish Upadhayay, chairman of the SDMC education committee. 
The decision was taken in the meeting of the education committee on Friday in which director education of SDMC, Sushil Kumar asked the concerned officers to appoint the agency within a month’s time. 

‘Some of our schools are equipped with required facilities and adequate teachers are posted there while some others lack basic facilities,’ added Upadhayay. 
It was also proposed 
that schools having low number of students should be preferred for the adoption scheme.

The corporation has also prepared a draft policy for ‘school adoption scheme’ which has been circulated among the members of the education committee for suggestions. ‘The draft proposal has also been sent to leader of opposition, a Congress councillor and interested NGOs for further improvement,’ Upadhayay added. 

The corporation aims to launch the scheme in the next two to three months Corporate social responsibility (CSR) arms of several reputed groups such as Bharti Airtel, SRF Foundation, Azim Premji Foundation, Tech Mahindra Foundation, Akanksha Foundation, ARK Foundation and Modern School group have already shown interest in the scheme.

The corporation has also decided to hand over around 50 odd schools to some eminent sports groups on public-private partnership (PPP) basis. Under the scheme, these private parters would provide free training to students of SDMC schools apart from maintain play grounds. They will, however, be allowed to charge outsiders to recover their expenses.


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